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TITLE
RMS 'Plover' at Kyle pier
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00139
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11866
KEYWORDS
Plover
Lapwing
Cygnet
Irish
cargo
mail
RMS 'Plover' at Kyle pier

A busy scene at Kyle of Lochalsh pier. RMS 'Plover' is prominent in the photograph, with several other boats in the background. RMS 'Plover', a sister ship to RMS 'Cygnet' and RMS 'Lapwing', was built in 1904, was a hard working, utilitarian vessel used during World War I on the mail route between Oban, the inner and outer isles, and Kyle of Lochalsh. Later it was refitted, renamed the Loch Aline, and was requisitioned as an examination vessel during World War II. Sold again after the war to Irish owners, she reverted to carrying cargo, and was scrapped in 1951


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RMS 'Plover' at Kyle pier

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

Plover; Lapwing; Cygnet; Irish; cargo; mail

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

A busy scene at Kyle of Lochalsh pier. RMS 'Plover' is prominent in the photograph, with several other boats in the background. RMS 'Plover', a sister ship to RMS 'Cygnet' and RMS 'Lapwing', was built in 1904, was a hard working, utilitarian vessel used during World War I on the mail route between Oban, the inner and outer isles, and Kyle of Lochalsh. Later it was refitted, renamed the Loch Aline, and was requisitioned as an examination vessel during World War II. Sold again after the war to Irish owners, she reverted to carrying cargo, and was scrapped in 1951 <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />